English noun: loosening
|1.||loosening (event) an occurrence of control or strength weakening|
|Samples||The relaxation of requirements.|
The loosening of his grip.
The slackening of the wind.
|2.||loosening (act) the act of making something less tight|
|Broader (hypernym)||adjustment, alteration, modification|
|Narrower (hyponym)||undoing, unfastening, untying|